Doug Angell helps students in Bothell's automotive program.
Photo by Jeff Switzer/Woodinville Weekly.
by Woodinville Weekly staff
Doug Angell, Northshore School district's automotive instructor, has been named Teacher of the Year by the Trades and Industry, Technical and Occupations Association of Washington.
Ten of Angell's 15 years in the school district have been spent as a guiding force in the development and professional recognition of the Automotive Technology program housed at Bothell High School.
In 1995, largely due to Angell's efforts, Bothell High School's Automotive Technology program became the first in the state of Washington to be ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified. Angell then made himself available to assist other high school programs achieve the same recognition.
"Doug is the consummate teacher," said Dennis Milliken, director of Career and Vocational Education for the district, "one who is willing to do whatever's necessary to continually improve the instructional program and demonstrate a positive work ethic to his students."
Angell is president of the Washington State Automotive Instructors Association. He holds a Masters in Education, is a master certified automotive technician, and a member of the board of directors for Seattle Automotive Service Association.
"I like what I do," added Angell. "I get my energy from [the kids]."